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DeBusk wins big, raises Grand Champ steer first year

Modified: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
PASO ROBLES -- This year the Market Steer judging was a tight call for judge Randy Parry, but in the end one clear winner stood out.
Atascadero High School junior Wyatt DeBusk, a member of the Atascadero chapter of the Future Farmers of America, won Grand Champion Steer, beating out FFA and 4-H competitors from all over the county.
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Organizers announce plans for Tent City After Dark

Modified: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- During this year's Colony Days celebration -- set for Saturday, Oct. 17 -- Atascadero residents will get a chance to see a different side of Tent City.
The event, which has been happening each year since 2003, recreates the early days of Atascadero in an area adjacent to Atascadero Creek through the help of a cast of
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Supes seek funds for Salinas Dam upgrades

Modified: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
SANTA MARGARITA­ -- When the Salinas Dam was built in 1941 the original architectural plans outlined a 19-foot spillway gate that was not actually constructed due abutment leaks. Over the past few months the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors have been pursing State and Federal funding to retrofit the dam to include the 19-foot spillway.
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K-Man and Robyn: Atascadero's dynamic duo

Modified: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- Sitting down with Keith and Robyn Schmidt at their house in Atascadero to talk about their prolific influence on Atascadero sports and recreation, it was apparent that being busy was a facet of their life they were quite accustom to. The sliding glass door next to us was shattered by a shot from an air-soft gun, and the
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Atascadero PD to conduct DUI checkpoint Friday

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
The Atascadero Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, July 31 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.
The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can
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Attempted murder suspect arrested in Atascadero

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
ATASCADERO - Earlier today deputies with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of multiple shots fired in the 1600 block of 14th Street in Los Osos. When Deputies arrived, they contacted the male victim who reported multiple gunshots were fired through a front window where the victim was sleeping. The victim was not hurt in
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Atascadero woman celebrates 100th birthday

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Elva Mongeon of Atascadero celebrated her 100th birthday on July 23 surrounded by family and friends. She was born in North Dakota in 1915 and moved to California as a single young lady in the early 1930s to get away from the snow and has lived here ever since. She recently returned to North Dakota, accompanied by her granddaughter, to
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Grocery Outlet donates 820 pounds of food to local food bank

Modified: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
In four year's of giving, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, as a corporate franchise, has donated $1.2 million through their Feed the Need program. This week Atascadero's own Grocery Outlet Bargain Market donated 820 pounds of food to the Atascadero Loaves and Fishes nonprofit organization with its goal this year set to raise $5000 in food and cash to support locals
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The Jammies to play Atascadero Lake Park Saturday

Modified: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
Come on out to the fifth concert of Atascadero's Saturday in the Park Summer 2015 Concert Series, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand. This concert will feature The Jammies.
All concerts will be held at the Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand Saturdays Aug. 1 through Aug. 15 from
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Movies in the Gardens to kick off with 'Big Hero 6' on Aug. 1

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
The City of Atascadero Recreation Division and Presenting Sponsors Waste Management, Idler's Home and New Times bring you the 2015 Movies in the Gardens beginning Aug. 1 and running every Saturday through Aug. 22, beginning at approximately 8 p.m. each evening. All shows are held in the Sunken Gardens Park located at 6500 Palma Ave. and are family appropriate (rated
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Garagiste Festival establishes scholarship for Cal Poly wine and viticulture students

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
The Garagiste Wine Festival, in conjunction with Cal Poly, recently announced the establishment of the Garagiste Festival Scholarship Fund, which will award scholarships annually to high-achieving, entrepreneurial students of viticulture, enology or wine business in the university's wine and viticulture department. Seeded with a $20,000 donation, the fund will be a beneficiary of proceeds from future Garagiste Festival events which
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2015 Agriculturalist, Cattleman and CattleWoman of the year named at Mid-State Fair

Modified: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
PASO ROBLES -- The San Luis Obispo County agriculture community, farmers and cattle ranchers - has selected three outstanding farming and cattle ranching leaders to honor for a lifelong dedication to their heritage, livelihood, community and colleagues. They were recognized at the 29th Annual Cattlemen and Farmers' Day Dinner ceremonies at the California Mid-State Fair, Thursday, July 23.
The recipients
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City of Atascadero announces Cruise Nite details

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
On Friday, Aug. 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. the City of Atascadero will host the 23rd Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite, a closed course, controlled cruise along El Camino Real, from Curbaril Avenue to Traffic Way. The current gas line construction on El Camino Real will not hinder the Cruise Nite route. The current phase of construction
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PG&E: Four hundred Atascadero homes have obstructed gas lines

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- In an effort to clear possible obstructions to the main gas pipeline in Atascadero, Pacific Gas and Electric Company have implemented the Community Pipeline Safety Initiative. Pacific Gas and Electric Company Corporate Relations Principal Jeff Smith said that after assessing Atascadero's gas lines using GPS mapping, PG&E determined that about 400 customers may have overlying buildings or plant
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Atascadero News, Paso Robles Press owner clears air on voicemail

Modified: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
News Media Corp. President John Tompkins, owner of the Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press, said he continues to be hurt and surprised by the tactics of local business competitor and former employee Scott Brennan.
Thursday morning Brennan, owner of Access Publishing, the Paso Robles Daily News and the recently launched the Atascadero Daily News, published an article
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Mid-State Fair opens, Shannon crowned queen at pageant

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
PASO ROBLES -- The California Mid-State Fair kicked off this week with the annual Miss CMSF Pageant Tuesday, July 21, and Riley Shannon, 18, a Cal Poly sophomore, threw her fist into the air and beamed at her cheering friends and family at the announcement of winning the title of Queen.
Shannon, a San Luis Obispo High School graduate, will
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Boy Scout cabin relocated

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
A historic cabin located at Atascadero Junior High School and once utilized by the Atascadero Boy Scouts troop was in danger of being demolished due to construction happening at the school, but thanks to the efforts of our local historical society, the cabin was instead relocated to the future site of the planned Colony Heritage Center.
The cabin was
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7 arrested in probation sweep

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
The San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office, Paso Robles Police Department and Atascadero Police Department conducted a probation compliance operation on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Law enforcement personnel contacted individuals on probation in northern San Luis Obispo County including the cities of Paso Robles and Atascadero, as well as the unincorporated areas of Shandon
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Special Olympic athletes arriving later than expected

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
The City of Atascadero has received word that the arrival time of Special Olympics athletes scheduled to visit Atascadero this afternoon has been delayed. It is anticipated that the athletes will arrive closer to 8 p.m. this evening. The public is still welcome to come out to the Atascadero Lake Park to meet the athletes as they enjoy a home
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